After a long working week it is imperative to let off some serious steam and have fun at the weekend. However, it is so easy to get caught up doing the same thing every time, making your nights out monotonous. So if you’re bored of visiting the same old haunt and want to try something new and exciting, here are 5 fun and funky activities you can do in London:
1. Junkyard Golf, Brick Lane
If you fancy a blast from the past, why not try your hand at adult crazy golf. The key addition making it 18+ is the fact that you can sip on delicious cocktails or have a beer whilst you work your way around. From a UV room to a course made entirely from junk found at car boot sales, there are three 9-hole courses you can take your pick from. Imagine navigating through an old Jacuzzi, slides and speedboats - it’s a guaranteed laugh. On top of all that, there are 4 bars throughout and the legendary ‘Bart’s Dog Kart’, serving up the tastiest hot dogs and nachos in town. With music playing in each room, it truly is an amalgamation of a nightclub and your childhood. If you fancy checking it out, make sure to book on their website - www.junkyardgolfclub.co.uk
2. clueQuest, Kings Cross
Remember the Crystal Maze? If you have ever wished that you could take part, then this is the night out for you. clueQuest gives you the choice of 9 different rooms that you and up to 5 people get locked in. You have to work as a team to solve puzzles and challenges in an attempt to free yourself before the time runs out. With different storylines behind each mission, and tasks ranging from easy to extra hard, there’s something for everyone. If you fancy channelling your inner Sherlock Holmes, then check out their website and book yourself in for a hilarious and interactive evening – www.cluequest.co.uk
3. Players Bar, Charing Cross Theatre
Some people think that piano bars are boring and for an older generation, but Players Bar in Charing Cross breaks this mould. With live pianists and singers, you can hand in song requests which they play back-to-back with other great classics. Almost like a mix between mass karaoke and a club, you’re guaranteed to have a great time belting out your favourite songs. With a red carpet leading you into the bar, don’t be surprised if you end up rubbing shoulders with West End stars. Although it’s a swanky establishment, reasonably priced drinks are still on offer – yay! It’s a firm favourite, open until 2.30am, and somewhere you’ll definitely revisit! As a smaller and more intimate venue there are limited numbers allowed in and the queue often fills the street, so make sure you get there before 10.30pm to guarantee entry!
4. Vagabond Wine Bar, Multiple Locations
Have you ever dreamed that you could get wine on tap? Well Vagabond’s wine vending machine bar is the answer to your prayers! With the choice of over 100 wines, all you need to do is purchase a pass that you can top up, much like an oyster card. Then throughout the night you can help yourself to any wine that takes your fancy. With multiple measurements, from a 25ml taster to a 125ml glass, you are sure to find your new favourite tipple. Cheese and meat plates are also available if you feel peckish. So, if you fancy a sophisticated soiree then head over to one of their bars in Fulham, Spitalfields, Clapham Junction or Charlotte Street to try it out!
5. Undead Escapes, Hackney Wick
The Undead Escapes is an immersive theatre experience where you are thrown in with other teams and actors, with the aim of surviving a zombie apocalypse. It’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping with a strong storyline and great effects. Your objective is to solve conundrums and get clues from actors in order to make an escape plan. The only spanner in the works being that zombies are hunting you down! When the outbreak occurs it’s sure to test your character - will you work with others, or sacrifice them and fend for yourself? After the apocalypse there is an ‘end of the world after party’ where you can enjoy yourself until the early hours of the morning with the other survivors and actors. If you love The Walking Dead, and have always wondered whether you would be more of a Rick or a Eugene, then this is for you. Make sure to book and be prepared to run for your life, so dress accordingly – you don’t want your heels to make you the straggler of the group! Check out their website for more information and booking times - www.undeadescapes.co.uk